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How to Choose Your Shampoo

Find the right shampoo for you!

Our history is deeply rooted in trichology – the study of the hair and scalp.

Mark Constantine, Lush co-founder and product inventor, is a trained trichologist and his proficiency in crafting fresh hair products for any head is what makes choosing one of our shampoos a special experience!

We make more than 20 different shampoos—including a dry shampoo—each with its own beautiful blend of fresh, effective ingredients. “I suppose what we try to do at Lush is create products to get your hair to do what you want it to do. There are no hard and fast rules,” says Helen Ambrosen, Lush co-founder and product inventor. We don’t put hair into ‘dry’ ‘normal’ or ‘oily’ categories; instead we prioritize ingredients and the effect they’ll have, resulting in many different shampoos.

Need a boost in strength?

For hair that’s long, breaks easily or is often heat styled, you’ll want to find protein-rich shampoos with ingredients designed to nourish hair. Olive oil helps increase tensile strength (to stop snapping and breaking) and can be found in our Rehab shampoo. Curly Wurly, our coconut pudding of a shampoo, is packed with softening butters and oils, as well as silky tofu and aquafaba. Cynthia Sylvia Stout contains organic vegan stout, a medieval remedy to make hair smooth, strong and glossy!

Big Shampoo in use

Big Shampoo in use

More bounce, more volume

Does your perfect hair day involve bounce and volume? Then you need a shampoo made with our favorite volumizer: sea salt! Big shampoo is bursting with sea salt, seaweed, citrus oils and juices for lots of beachy-inspired lift and shine. Banishing residue, dirt and oils from the scalp and strands helps encourage liveliness in hair—the zesty fruit juices in I Love Juicy, for example, are powerful cleansers. Daddy-O shampoo also clarifies using sea salt, lime oil and lemon infusion for a light, carefree feel.

Watch how Big Shampoo gets made:

Moisture up

Searching for something moisturizing? Try Blousey. Its fresh banana and blend of softening butters keep hair hydrated and feeling fab. It’s also gentle enough for color-treated or fragile hair. Godiva, our solid 2-in-1 shampoo bar, is packed with organic butters and oils and a gorgeous jasmine fragrance for supple hair. If you’re looking for moisture with a lightweight feel, Fairly Traded Honey is made with 50% honey and 25% linseed mucilage, making this one a great choice.

Soothe your scalp

Healthy hair starts at the root! If your scalp feels congested or out of balance, reach for Jumping Juniper shampoo bar. Juniper berry, lavender and rosemary oils help balance a temperamental scalp. If an itchy scalp has you scratching your head, Soak and Float was made for you! Cade oil is a smoky and cleansing essential oil, and is paired with rose and lavender to soothe dry heads.

Whether you do one shampoo at a time or like to have a shampoo wardrobe for all of your hair moods, we’re here to support your strands with over 40 years of haircare expertise. Still not sure what shampoo to choose? Visit your local shop for a consultation, or call our Customer Care team. We’ll make your mane our main focus!